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Microsoft’s New ‘Windows File Recovery’ Tool Restores Deleted Data

“Anyone familiar with how Windows and other operating systems work might know that files aren’t actually deleted, they’re marked to allow other data to overwrite them in the future,” points out Hot Hardware, noting it’s now led to the “quiet” launch of a new free Microsoft tool. Slashdot reader Mark Wilson writes that the tool even recovers files from drives ... Read More »

Coca-Cola, Hershey’s, Starbucks: More Major Advertisers Are Now Boycotting Facebook

Some of America’s biggest brands — Coca-Cola, The Hershey Company and the Levi Strauss & Co. — “are among the latest in pledging to halt advertising on Facebook as part of a growing boycott,” reports USA Today: Despite Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg outlining several steps the social network will take to combat hate speech ahead of the 2020 presidential election ... Read More »

CNET Remembers 1995, the Year Hollywood Finally Noticed The Internet

CNET is celebrating its 25th anniversary with articles remembering the 1990s — including that moment “when Hollywood finally noticed the web,” calling it “a flawed but fun snapshot of the moment the internet took over the world…” “Twenty-five years ago, cinema met cyberspace in a riot of funky fashion, cool music and surveillance paranoia. It began in May 1995 with ... Read More »

A ‘Cure for Heart Disease’? A Single Shot Succeeds in Monkeys

“What if a single injection could lower blood levels of cholesterol and triglycerides — for a lifetime?” asks the New York Times. “In the first gene-editing experiment of its kind, scientists have disabled two genes in monkeys that raise the risk for heart disease.” (Alternate source here.) Humans carry the genes as well, and the experiment has raised hopes that ... Read More »

New York Times Investigates How in America ‘the Virus Won’

“Invisible outbreaks sprang up everywhere. The United States ignored the warning signs,” writes the New York Times, in a detailed interactive data visualization. “We analyzed travel patterns, hidden infections and genetic data to show how the epidemic spun out of control.” By mid-February, there were only 15 known coronavirus cases in the United States, all with direct links to China… ... Read More »